The Buffalo Bills have confirmed the names of three more pre-draft visitors at One Bills Drive on Wednesday: Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin and McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
Watkins, who is nearly universally considered the top wide receiver in this year's draft class, is coming off a decorated career with the Tigers in which he amassed 240 receptions, 3,391 yards and 27 touchdowns in three seasons. The 6'1", 211-pound athlete has explosive playmaking ability and 4.43-second 40-yard dash speed, and is not expected to slide out of the Top 5 picks in two weeks.
Martin is also a shoo-in as a first-round pick, cementing his status there with a strong Senior Bowl performance despite questions about his true pro position. The experienced 6'4", 308-pound lineman played left tackle for the Irish, but while he has enjoyed a strong enough pre-draft process to likely get his first NFL look at tackle, many consider him a future guard.
Duvernay-Tardif, a Canadian product, is a mid-round prospect at best that, like Martin, is a college tackle that most are projecting inside to the NFL level. The 6'5", 321-pound prospect is a good athlete for his size - he was unofficially clocked at under 5.0 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his pro day - but may not have the feet to play outside at the NFL level. You can read more about Duvernay-Tardif in this SBNation.com profile from earlier this month.
The Bills have now confirmed 26 pre-draft visitors so far this spring; they are allowed a maximum of 30. Here's the full list, which we're also keeping track of in this StoryStream. For a broader historical view of the Bills' pre-draft visits, be sure to check out our page dedicated to pre-draft visits from previous years (which is also accessible from the Library drop-down on the home page).
|Carlos Hyde||RB||Ohio State||5117||230||4.66|
|Jerick McKinnon||RB||Georgia Southern||5087||209||4.41|
|Odell Beckham, Jr.||WR||LSU||5112||198||4.43|
|Mike Evans||WR||Texas A&M||6046||231||4.53|
|Eric Ebron||TE||North Carolina||6043||250||4.60|
|Troy Niklas||TE||Notre Dame||6064||270|
|Zack Martin||OT||Notre Dame||6041||308|
|Jake Matthews||OT||Texas A&M||6054||308||5.07|
|Charles Siddoway||OT||Mississippi State||6053||301||5.07|
|Scott Crichton||DE||Oregon State||6030||273||4.84|
|Ryan Shazier||LB||Ohio State||6010||237|
|Kyle Fuller||CB||Virginia Tech||5116||190||4.49|
|Bradley Roby||CB||Ohio State||5110||194||4.39|